The Hobart Hurricanes are excited to announce their return to the City of Launceston this summer with Salliann Briggs’ side to call Invermay Park home due to resurfacing works scheduled at the University of Tasmania Stadium.
Cricket Tasmania and the City of Launceston have worked to find an alternate venue due to the unavailability of the city’s premier sporting facility with Mowbray Cricket Club selected to host.
The Hurricanes have enjoyed a great level of success in Launceston throughout the first four years of the WBBL, winning six of nine matches played in the state’s north including a thrilling win over last summer’s eventual champions, the Brisbane Heat.
A match-winning partnership between Corinne Hall in her 50th Hurricanes match and young gun Mikayla Hinkley saw the Hurricanes win their second match for the season back in January.
“We’re confident Invermay Park is the right fit and we’ll work in collaboration with our great partners at the City of Launceston to put on a showcase event that hopefully draws a big crowd,” said Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive, Nick Cummins.
"Big Bash has been a revelation here in the North of the state, that's a fact given the crowds we've been able to attract over the past two years," Mayor van Zetten said.
"The WBBL Hurricanes players are role models for young girls and women taking up the sport - with huge numbers now playing cricket through school and clubs."
"We certainly look forward to hosting games this season, and look forward to hosting two of the new Hurricanes' recruits Tayla Vlaeminck and Nicola Carey - players who have already been capped at an international level."
"I have no doubt the cricket-loving public of the North will get right behind this fixture."
Match details will be confirmed when the rebel WBBL|05 fixture is released by Cricket Australia on Wednesday 12 June.